Martha and Lou Fusz, founder of the auto empire bearing his name were front ‘n center at Il Bel Lasgo toasting some of their grandchildren – a weekly ritual. On hand were Corinne and Joseph Whitacre and Paul and Annie Fusz. Lou recalled the days when, in 1946, he first launched his dealership here. . .While the St. Louis City and St. Louis County NAACP battle it out over memberships, and $15,000 owed to the County branch by the City, former MO State Rep. Esther Haywood and County president is beaming brighter than ever because her grandson John Gaskin,
III has been elected national chairman of the NAACP’s Influential National Youth Work Committee of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Gaskin was elected at the end of the civil rights National Convention this past weekend in Houston Texas. He is a sophomore at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS and the first chairman ever elected to this position from Missouri. Gaskin, III will serve as liaison between the national board and its new CEO of the NAACP, Ben Jealous. . .The Foundry Art Centre will bow its exhibit, “K-Pow! Comic Art & Storyboarding on July 27 featuring original works influenced from traditional or contemporary comics executed in any media.